Intel delays Alviso & Sonoma chipsets


— 5:17 AM on July 20, 2004

Intel has confirmed its decision to delay its mobile Alviso and Sonoma chipsets until Q1 2005. Here is a quotation from the Reuters report:

Unspecified technical and marketing issues caused the push-back of the chip, the person said.

It is also the second problem this year with Intel's chips for notebook computers, the fastest-growing segment of the personal computer industry. In January, Intel said it had to delay the launch of a new Pentium M microprocessor after discovering a problem in its design.

In related news, Intel announced a number of low-voltage (LV) and ultra-low-voltage (ULV) Pentium M and Centrino processors with 2MB of L2 cache along with some price cuts yesterday. Intel's updated price list can be found here.
 
   
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